CRAFT

STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD
WITH BALSAMIC DRESSING

Ingredients

  • 6 cups organic baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pecans (optional)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Croutons (optional)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Maple Craft syrup (Strawberry recommended)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (optional)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper into a blender and pulse to combine. With the blender running, add the olive oil in a steady stream until the dressing is mixed well. Taste the dressing to make sure it doesn't need to be seasoned further and set the dressing aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the baby spinach and a few tablespoons of the dressing, tossing well.
  3. Plate the spinach and top with the strawberries, Gorgonzola cheese, avocado, red onions, pecans and croutons.
  4. Serve extra dressing on the side. Any leftover dressing can be stored in the refrigerator and used within three or four days.